Agriculture

Tractor rollover protection program begins in Minnesota

Minnesota farmers now have an easier way to get tractor safety equipment thanks to a new program that will improve farm safety. The ROPS Rebate Program administered by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA), reimburses farmers and schools at least 70 percent of the cost of purchasing, shipping, and installing a rollover protection kit—a roll bar and seatbelt—limiting applicants’ cost per tractor to no more than $500. It also provides help to farmers with identifying and pricing the appropriate rollover kits for their tractors.

Buffer law revisions

Buffers, which are strips of vegetation that run along rivers, streams, and ditches, are a tool to protect water from erosion and runoff pollution. Many small, problematic spots along a river can affect water quality in a large way. Just… Read More »Buffer law revisions

Agriculture budget

The final supplemental finance bill included several agriculture provisions, representing a combination of House and Senate priorities. Tractor Rollover Protection Program: The Star Tribune published a series last year describing the serious issues facing the state with farm equipment safety… Read More »Agriculture budget